Charles J. Martin letters

Charles J. Martin letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Martin, Charles Jones
Title: Charles J. Martin letters
Dates: 1916-1919
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms2331

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Jones Martin was a young soldier in World War I who served from 1916 to 1919. He trained in Texas and was briefly stationed at Fort McPherson in Georgia. He was then sent overseas to France. Before his service, he received a certificate from the University of Georgia via the State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts in 1913. He and his family wrote each other frequently.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists primarily of letters from Charles Jones Martin, Jr. to his family back home while he was overseas in World War I. The letters range from his time training in the States, to being in the service in France, to returning to America. He frequently wrote letters home to his father, mother, sister, and other individuals.

Other items include numerous photographs, official documents, postcards, a certifcate from the University of Georgia in 1913, etc.


Arranged by record type.

Index Terms

Martin, Charles Jones -- Correspondence
Soldiers' writings, American--France.
Soldiers--United States--Correspondence.
United States. Army.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles J. Martin letters. MS 2331. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters of Charles J. Martin, Jr. (Sgt. Troop B, Georgia Guard) Mexican Border, Ft. Bliss, TX, Ft. Hancock, TX, Oct. 1916-Feb. 1917
2Letter of Charles J. Martin, Jr., Reserve Officers Training Camp, Fort McPherson, GA, Jun-August 1917
3Letters of Charles J. Martin, Jr. (Lieutenant, 325th Infantry), Camp Gordon, Atlanta and post card, September 1917-February 1918
4Letters of Charles J. Martin, Jr. from France while a lieutenant and captain in the 325th Infantry, 82nd Division, May 1918-April 1919
5Fragmants of letters, Undated
6Miscellaneous letters, postcards, photographs and official papers
7State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts Certificate (UGA), January 1913